Tampa Bay Water Blog
Archive by month: 2016-5Return
Wetlands are an important part of Florida’s ecosystem and water supply, and their preservation is essential. They remove excess nutrients, toxic substances and sediment from water that flows through them, helping to improve downstream water quality and the overall health of the waters in our communities.
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As with any water supply source, Tampa Bay Water carefully monitors the environment in and around regional wellfields and wetlands. Tampa Bay Water uses monitoring wells to assess the health and recovery of once-damaged wetlands by gauging water levels in both the Floridan aquifer and the shallower surficial aquifer as well as the wetlands themselves.
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Groundwater from wellfields is still Tampa Bay Water’s main source of drinking water. Groundwater is pumped from the Floridan aquifer, layers of underground limestone that store billions of gallons of water, and blended with surface water and desalinated seawater.
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Tampa Bay Water must approve a budget by August 1 of each year, but the development starts about nine months earlier. It’s an inclusive process involving staff and our member governments to ensure the best possible budget for the regional utility.
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Sometimes it would be nice to have a crystal ball to predict the future — to know whether to bring an umbrella or sunscreen. And while that’s more a job for meteorologists, Tampa Bay Water also has to understand weather patterns and many other factors to be able to accurately forecast water usage.
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